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February 4th 2011

Mask death crash driver sentenced to nine years

There were two vehicles involved in the fatal accident that took the life of TapouT founder Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis in 2009.Today a California court sentenced the driver of the other vehicle to nine years in prison, having found him guilty of manslaughter.Jeffrey David Kirby, 53, was declared guilty in a December hearing and reappeared in court today for...
February 4th 2011

MMA in New York - not dead yet

The campaign to legalise mixed martial arts is not dead in the water, it seems.Despite the legalization of MMA not being part of budget proposals made by Governor Cuomo this week, a New York state Senator said today that something can still be done.“What I’ve said during my tenure here is this is a sport that offers an opportunity to generate...
February 3rd 2011

UFC thanks US government agencies for piracy crackdown

Zuffa, parent company of the UFC mixed martial arts organisation, has issued a statement relating to a US crackdown on internet piracy this week.The statement thanks the United States Department of Justice, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations  for “the direct and forceful action they have taken in combating the...
February 3rd 2011

Confirmed: Strikeforce on PPV in UK

Strikeforce will be going on pay per view in the UK, Fighters Only has been able to confirm.In an email sent to us earlier, responding to an enquiry about the UK PPV rumours,  a Strikeforce executive wrote “Strikeforce will be on PPV in The UK.”That was the extent of the information provided and no carrier was specified. But the channel most likely...
February 3rd 2011

Edgar vs Maynard 3 set for May 28th, UFC 130

Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard will fight their rubber match in May. The fight will headline UFC 130, which takes place in Las Vegas on the 28th of that month.The two fought on January 1st at UFC 125 when Edgar retained his title by decision despite taking a hammering the first round that nearly put him away.Maynard and his supporters were not happy with the decision...
February 3rd 2011

Strikeforce GP fan art

This isn't a news item as such, we just couldn't let this awesome picture of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix lineup go to waste. Hats off to whoever spent hours of their life on Photoshop making this finely detailed piece of LOL. Sheer Brilliance.  ...
February 3rd 2011

Manhoef-Kennedy at Strikeforce on March 5

Melvin Manhoef has announced that he will make his second appearance for Strikeforce at the promotion’s show next month.The fearsome Dutch striker, who is on a slide results-wise but still terrifying in the stand-up, revealed his involvement via Twitter.He did not name an opponent but according to MMA Junkie it will be Tim Kennedy, previously thought to be...
February 3rd 2011

UFC announces fan event and press conference in Toronto

The UFC has announced it will be holding a free fan event and press conference in Toronto to herald the forthcoming UFC 129 event.UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and featherweight champion Jose Aldo will be joined by No. 1 contenders Jake Shields and Mark Hominick, along with UFC President Dana White and Canadian Director of Operations Tom Wright at the...
February 3rd 2011

Dana dismissed talk of Lesnar/TUF "conspiracy"

Brock Lesnar will not be dropping out of The Ultimate Fighter season 13 to make way for Shane Carwin, says UFC president Dana White.He laughed off the “conspiracy” that has been circulating recently, which has it that Lesnar will pull out as he does not want to fight Dos Santos at the season’s end. Carwin is set to appear at UFC 11 but news of...

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